Last Saturday the FK Bodo Glimt received an award from the Municipality of Estepona. The Norwegian football club has been hosted from January 25th to February 2nd at the Hotel H10 Estepona Palace, during its stage with Football Impact in Santa Maria Polo & Football Pitches.
The Town Hall in the official act of recognition thanked the club for choosing the city for its winter pre-season.
FC Krasnodar and Malmö FF performed today an interesting match today between the current second-placed Russian Premier League and the runner-up of the Allsvenskan, the first division of Swedish football.
The game started at 16:00, at the Municipal Stadium in Marbella, with an impressive sun that made it look like a spring afternoon. That offered the players the best possible scenario for soccer practice.
The two goals of the match were scored in just 3 minutes, 69th and 72nd. It was Vorotnokin and Utkin who managed to score in the Swedish goal, demonstrating their superiority. We must also admit that while the Russians are immersed in the championship, the Scandinavians will not start until April, which leaves them in a not so optimal moment.
FK Jablonec from the Czech Republic and CSKA Sofia from Bulgaria will bid farewell tomorrow to the Costa del Sol and its winter stages, which has organized Football Impact for both clubs. Yesterday afternoon the two teams met in the last friendly match during their stay. And the match at Marbella Football Center ended with a victory for FK Jablonec who beat Sofia’s rival 2-0.
The goals for the team of the Czech first division, which was concentrated in La Cala Resort in Mijas, were scored by Kubista in the 6th minute and Jovovic in the 35th minute.
The current leader of the Russian Premier League, the St. Petersburg Zenit, who dominates the competition with an iron hand (with 10 points ahead of the second classified), has defeated to the fifth ranked in the top category of Luxembourg soccer, the F91 Dudelange.
The first part ended with the result of 3-0, with goals from Osorio, Driussi and Smolnikov. In the second half, in the 84th minute, Sutormin scored the final 4-0 penalty.
The team coached by Sergey Semak will return to the fight for the Russian championship on February 29th, when he will receive to Lokomotiv of Moscow, the fifth ranked with an eleven points disadvantage. But before the return to the official competition, the team from St. Petersburg will play four friendly matches to return to the national championship at the best possible conditions. The matches will be against: CSKA of Moscow,the Norwegian Sogndal, Kazakh FC Kairat Almaty and Belarusian Dinamo of Minsk.
AC Sparta Praha has also lost its second friendly match during its stage with Football Impact in Marbella. After the 1-2 in the match against Marbella FC the day before, the club from the Czech Republic finished today with the same result, when it played against FK Bodo Glimt from Norway in Dama de Noche.
With a victory and several days of training at the Santa Maria Polo & Football Pitches, FK Bodo Glimt will return home next Sunday. Sparta Praha will stay one more week and will play on February 6th at 4 pm against Malmö FF in Dama de Noche, where they train every day.
Marbella FC beat AC Sparta Praha 2-1 this morning at the Municipal Stadium in Marbella. Despite Hancko’s first goal for Praha in the 9th minute, the Second Division B team was able to turn the match around in its favour with goals from Vitor in the 70th minute and Marcos four minutes before the final whistle. When the match organized by Football Impact was played, the signing of Esteban Granero, who was a canterano of Real Madrid and in the last three seasons he has played in RCD Espanyol, became official.
For Sparta Praha the match against Marbella was its first defeat during the pre-season. Tomorrow at 4pm the team from the Czech Republic will play against Bodo Glimt from Norway at the Dama de Noche Pitches in Marbella.
FC Viktoria Plzen beat Shonan Bellmare 1-0 today at the Arroyo Enmedio pitch in Estepona. The goal for the Czech first division team was scored by Ondrej Mihalik in the 40th minute. Viktoria Plzen arrived last Monday with Football Impact to Estepona, where it will stay until February 7th. Tomorrow it will play the next friendly match against CSKA Sofia at its training camp in Arroyo Enmedio.
After 11 days of training in Ayala Polo and the last friendly match today, Shonan Bellmare has finished his stage in Spain and is already on its way to Japan.
FK Jablonec beat Shonan Bellmare 3-1 today at La Quinta Football Fields. While the club from the Czech Republic continues training until February 3rd at La Cala Resort and has another friendly match scheduled for February 1st at Marbella Football Center against CSKA Sofia, the Japanese team will say goodbye to the Costa del Sol tomorrow.
Since the 15th of January Shonan Bellmare has been training at the Ayala Polo & Football Fields for the matches of the Japanese Premier League.